Using NLP with Veterans and PTSD

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Using NLP with Veterans and PTSD

I’m going to make you a bet. I bet that you or someone you know suffers from PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has become almost common place these days, especially among certain populations and especially among military veterans. According to a major study done by the RAND Corporation, at least 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have PTSD, while The …


Erica and John have been married for over ten years, but the last four years, in their own words, were like hell. Luise was married with an alcoholic husband from which she finally separated. Now she was a single mom dealing with two adolescent daughters with whom she had a hard time connecting and conflict was a constant. Michael is …

THE ONE SKILL YOU NEED TO RESOLVE ALL YOUR CONFLICTS (and without which you are in big trouble)

In any discipline, it is often true that when we look at extreme examples of that discipline that we can learn important distinctions of how it works best. When it comes to conflict resolution, I suggest we turn to the skills and experience that negotiators use in extreme situations. Think for example of a crisis negotiator dealing with a hostage-taking …

When Conflict Can Upgrade Our Mental Maps

To orient ourselves in life we use mental maps. And when we bump into some conflict it is often because we interact with one or more people who are using a different mental map. The notion of mental map, that is central to the NLP approach, can also be very useful if you are involved in a conflict and you …

The Power of Positive Purpose

In my conflict resolution work around the world, I came soon to realize that for lasting change to be possible, finding an agreement around interests was not enough. Especially in the most seemingly intractable conflicts, fundamental shifts at a personal level had to happen. That’s when I realized that NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis were powerful tools that would help me …

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